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Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger (Wayside School #3)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  12,482 ratings  ·  332 reviews
All the kids from Wayside School had to spend 243 days in horrible schools while Wayside was closed to get rid of the infestation of cows! Now the kids are back and the fun begins again on every floor. Miss Mush has prepared a special lunch of baked liver in purple sauce and it is pet day on the 30th floor.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books (first published April 27th 1995)
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Jenny
I remember getting my copy of Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger from the Scholastic Book Club and getting really excited because the cover glowed in the dark! But this isn’t the same cover. In this book, we get to learn more about Louis the Yard Teacher such as how his mean teacher tormented him and he even gets a little love story. A cute scene is when the kids are giving Louis advice about how to win a women over like telling her she’s got eyes like the moon or bringing her candy and flowe ...more
Ceecee
Weird, illogical, goofy and crazy, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger is hilarious . It's just the kind of book which tickles my funny bone because it's just so, well, strange .

Your school consists of 30 stories, each story with only one classroom, and the elevator only goes up but never down. Wait, don't forget that there's no nineteenth floor but you could swear you can hear cows from there.. Your dentist is a hypnotist, and your substitute teacher has 3 nostrils. God, I just loved the cr
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T.J.
From the moment you hear Mr. Gorf (whose voice is described as a braying donkey's with a French accent) say, "Mrs. Gorf was my mommy..." You know this book's gonna be horrifically AWESOME.

Continuing the awesomeness where the previous two books left off, the Waysiders are back, post-cow, and are ready for more craziness. Another great read, and hilarious to boot. There is an extraordinarily evil substitute with a third, psychic ear, and our usual visit to Miss Zarves on the Nineteenth Floor.

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martha
Jul 21, 2012 martha added it
Shelves: 2005
[2005 review.] Another book I loved from childhood but didn't remember much about. It's aged a bit younger than some of his other stuff -- Holes and There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. It's so meta and postmodern -- he writes himself into the book as a character! And this is totally a gateway drug for surreal, silly literature.
Meredith
I love this book, but I find myself missing Mrs. Jewls while reading it. Still, the chapter about pets is one of the funniest things ever, and it's always good to hear more about Louis. Not my favorite Wayside School book, but that's like saying it's not my favorite kind of candy. It's still delicious, even if I like the others better.
Makayla Rehbein
Here is my book I'm going to tell you about it is called Wayside school gets a little stranger. It's about a school that has to shut down for awhile to have repairs done on it. Some of the children would come by and look at the sign that was hang up on the door then they would just walk away from it. Louis the janitor would watch the kids come and go then he would get back to work on the school. When ever the school finally closed for awhile the children were sent to other school for awhile tell ...more
Ashley
I had originally planned on reading all three Wayside books as close together as possible, but that kind of petered out. I think that it might be because the last two were missing the nostalgia factor the first holds for me.

I really like how clever these books are, like you kind of have to pay attention because sometime the setup is in one chapter, and the payoff is a few chapters later. And the chapter with the pets was pretty neat, naturally I had to read it a second time to make sense of it.
Markus
Louis Sachar's writing is just wonderful. These books are so much fun, they are super fast and extremely funny as well. This had a really nice ending, everything tied up nicely and Wayside School got some lovely additions to it. What I love about these books is that even though every chapter is about a different story, it is still very coherent and acts as a whole. The characters are so much fun, the supernatural effects are very well made and the book is just great.
Julie Decker
If you've read the previous two Wayside School books, you know this school is a mess: weird things plague it all the time, and its classrooms are built on top of each other instead of side by side. This one is indeed zanier than the previous ones, believe it or not; the off-the-wall teachers and quirky students are their usual selves, but more completely impossible things happen in this one than ever before (like, say, children getting their voices stolen because they're stuck up someone's nose) ...more
Shannon Porter
This series was one of those that I loved growing up. They are very weird and quirky, but that is what makes them so enjoyable. They are books that make you stop and think, but not in an intense way. The books are full of things that just don't make since, but that is what grabs your attention. These books could be enough to get any to pay attention.
This book begins with Wayside School finally reopening. As the book continues weird things continue to happening in a very unordinary school. You wi
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Valeria De La Rosa
I think that the book Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger was a very houmorus.I like these books becaues the kids seem about the same age as I am so I can understand some of the crazy stuff they do.My favorite part in the book would be when Mrs.Jewls was in love with every thing and she told her students that she was pregnet.My favorite character in the book would be Louis because he seems like the teacher every kid would ever want but the only time I don't like him is when he changes.One thin ...more
Jessica
Now the kids are back after the school has been closed for 242 days to get rid of the cows and the fun begins again on every floor. This is the third book in three book series of Wayside School and it has the most funny and wacky stories yet! One chapter is about Miss Much who has prepared a Day on the 30th floor--with dogs and cats and frogs and skunks and pigs, and an orange named Fido causing a terrible commotion. In Mrs. Drazil's class, they're throwing a coffeepot, a sack of potatoes, a pen ...more
Madelyn
I thought that this book was really funny.THE part I like most is the chapter THE BAD WORD it is funny because the bad word is door
Nicole
In my opinion,I think the book, Wayside School gets a Little Stranger,by louis Sachar is a very entertaining book.I love the cahracters they are kids younger than me and they are very funny.Their teacher,Mrs.Jewels is also wacky and funny.I love the fact that evev though they are in school,they talk about the weirdest things.This is the third book of Wayside school and the story gets even stranger and like School LIbrary Journal says,"Will surely tickle your funny bone!"This book gets stranger a ...more
Sam T
May 11, 2015 Sam T added it
This book is another one of those books,that you just can't put it down. Like the other book I've read in the series it is a little confusing, but very interesting.

This book is very surprising. When Mrs. Jewels has to leave wayside school for a while so the baby (Mavis) and Mrs. Jewels stay healthy. They have multiple substitute teachers, something bad happened to each one. Their favorite substitute was Ms.Nogard.

I would recommend this book to everyone including adults. This would be a good book
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Ais Eddy
Here's my advice- Great Book. It has great, funny stuff - including a goosack!
Anna
Very funny, but it's very non realistic.
William Hiser
Children’s Humorous Realistic Fiction
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, written by Louis Sachar, is a 150 page children’s humorous realistic fiction book published by Harper Trophy in 1995. It was written for grades 4 – 6, ages 8-11. This hysterical book, which is the third in a series about the Wayside school, is the story about the unusual substitute teachers’ that cover for Mrs. Jewl while she is on maternity leave. Zany events happen to students and teachers a like, as they get through a
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Dean Deters
Wayside school gets a little stranger.
wyatt,

summary-rebildiing a school.

setting-alibama 1941 to tech kids.

charater trait-is about a guy named paul he is a little weird and pritty funny and cool and fun and a good ganiter and a good friend.

Most important event-All the kids get to see eachother and learn and have fun and to get egakated.

Recommendation-A good person and a good and kind person and a good athileet.
Brad
Unlike the other two Wayside School books, I never read this one as a youth. Three big things differentiate this book from the others in the series:
(1) This third book introduces a slew of new characters when, for the most part, the Wayside School series has stuck to the same group of characters. (The second book made very few introductions to new characters: the school principal, a new student named Benjamin Nushmutt and the reality behind Miss Zarves and the class on the nineteenth floor.)
(2)
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Jeff Derappers
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Kirsten
Wacky. Only in a kid's book. Some of the chapters are confusing but funny. Ms. Jewls takes maternity leave early because her doctor doesn't want her to climb the 30 flights to the classroom. The kids have a series of very odd substitutes including a teacher who steals their voices with his nose, a nice teacher who keeps two notebooks with a list of students who still haven't done their homework and chases after them years later, and a teacher with three ears who can hear what people think and tr ...more
Ixchel
Dec 04, 2014 Ixchel rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everone that knows how to read
Recommended to Ixchel by: nobody
In my opinion Wayside School Gets A Little Sranger is a good and funny book. After closing down the school for 242 days to get rid of cows [don't ask]then finally reopened it. The interesting chapter is Mr. Gorf which if you read the first book you know who it is. Mr. Gorf is still mean to the students. Mr. Gorf is substituting for Ms.Jewls when she is having her baby. If you really like funny books then I really recommend this book. Find out all of the many adventures of wayside school.
Yael
I will admit that while I have read and enjoyed excerpts from this series of books, I have not actually read an entire book. BUT, my previously-reluctant 9 year-old reader just refused to turn off his light and go to bed because "this book is so good!!!!!" AND he's read the first two in the series, AND is already planning to look for more! The boy who until recently had to be bribed to read at all reads these books at any opportunity: waiting for the carpool, in the car to and from school, durin ...more
Katelyn Lopez

The Wayside School series book were my absolute favorite chapter books when I was in elementary school. I read all three books numerous times and my third grade teacher would always read them to us after recess. “Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger” is the third book in the series and is my favorite one. The series is about a school that is 30 levels high. Each level has its own little craziness and the kids at this school are always coming across new occurrences. In this book, the children re
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Afiqah
Sangat kelakar dan sangat kelakar. Watak sangat banyak dan kadang-kadang aku jadi pening sebab semua student dia sangat bodoh. Watak-watak cikgu ganti kelas tingkat 30 tersangatlah menarik. Memang cerita di luar kotak.
Cuma bab-bab yang awal, cerita dia berlainan every bab. Tak ada kesinambungan. Tapi bila dah baca tengah-tengah dan sampai habis, memang tak rugi beli. Dan mungkin aku akan dapatkan dua lagi siri cerita ni. Thumbs up! (:

*btw blurb belakang buku tak ada kena-mengena dengan cerita ka
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Michelle
Genuinely funny and sweet! I liked this better than the second book in the Wayside series. Maybe I just needed things to get even stranger at Wayside. Or maybe I just liked less focus on each individual kid?

Pet Day was genius, and Mr. Gorf, OMG. You don't know how hard I laughed at "Mrs. Gorf was my mommy." I lost it.
Katelyn Lopez
The Wayside School series book were my absolute favorite when I was in elementary school. I read all three books numerous times and my third grade teacher would always read them to us after recess. “Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger” is the third book in the series and is my favorite one. The series is about a school that is 30 levels high. Each level has its own little craziness and the kids at this school are always coming across new occurrences. In this book, the children return to Waysid ...more
Danielle
Another great recommendation from my son, Lukas! I love that my kids understand my love of books and are always recommending books to me! These Wayside books are so silly and sometimes so illogical, it is no wonder that Lukas enjoys them! It's exactly the same kind of silly humor I hear continually from him and his friends! :-) I caught myself wondering what craziness was coming in the next chapter, but there is absolutely no predictability to these books!
Marelly Gongora
Im a sixth grader and i remember in fourth grade reading this book and loving it.It became one of my favorite books when i was in elementary school because it was goofy,hilarious,and strange.I thought it was awesome and my favorite author was Louis Sachar so i liked almost all his books but, now im more into books like The Giver or Messenger by Lois Lowry.
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Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

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